How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web space hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day web site hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met most webspace hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)
Are you becoming confused? We positively are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Weak Point Number 3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the total absence of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the ardent customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...